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Prince Carl Philip presents the Designer of the Year award at the ELLE Gala

Prince Carl Philip with this year's Designer of the Year, Ann-Sofie Back. To the left is Elle's Editor in Chief, Hermine Coyet Ohlén. Photo: Jonas Walla

On Friday 11 January, Prince Carl Philip attended the ELLE Gala 2013 at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.
The Prince presented the Designer of the Year award, which was won this year by fashion designer Ann-Sofie Back.
 
Back received the award for the following reasons:
"She is skilful, singularly self-willed, and always has the courage to believe in her own ideas. The desire to experiment, the vigour and the intriguing references of her Ateljé line are continued and developed in her subsidiary line Back, with the same trend status."
 
Back has previously won the Newcomer of the Year 1997, Designer of the Year 2000 (for Acne) and Designer of the Year 2004 ELLE awards. In 2007, she was nominated for the Swiss Textile Award.
 
Find out more about Ann-Sofie Back hereopens in new window.